Waste to photo 2015

The Photo Reportage on Waste Management and Landfills aimed to illustrate all differences, contradictions, difficulties, progresses and more besides, encountered by such a complicated issue in a series of contexts throughout the world, ranging from developing countries to some of the most industrialised nations.
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1st Classified:
‘Your waste is their responsibility’ - PIRANA - Ahmedabad of Gujarat, India
Prabha Jayesh Patel

"Believe it or not, there is no culture without sanitation culture.

Solid waste management is a challenge for all of us and photography can act as a mirror to make citizens aware of the current situation and their individual responsibilities".

2nd Classified:

‘Clear’ - Ahmedabad, India
Shilpa Gavane

3rd Classified:

‘The waste river’ - Nile River, Cairo, Egypt
Kostyantyn Pivnenko

"The photo depicts a woman emptying her waste bin into the Nile River close to Egyptian capital Cairo. Country’s unstable political circumstances left environmental issues being left behind on the agenda. In the meantime the appropriate management of waste produced in the metropolis of ca. 20 million people is of growing concern. Solid waste is commonly left on sides of the roads, causing spread by wind or even fires, or ends up directly in one of the Nile’s numerous inflows".

The 1st classified received the plaque of Sardinia 2015 "Waste to Photo Award".